Homemade Hash Brown Potatoes

Homemade hashbrown potatoes

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  • Total: 35 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
216 Calories
10g Fat
29g Carbs
4g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 216
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 6g 31%
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Sodium 32mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 10%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Protein 4g
Calcium 63mg 5%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Homemade hash brown potatoes are a great way to start any day! Fry them up and top them with a poached egg or serve them alongside a full breakfast. They make an excellent supper side as well and are especially good with steaks, roast beef, ham, hot dogs or sausages, and baked beans.

You might also use the hash brown mixture to make a cheesy hash brown casserole or​ corned beef hash.


  • 1 1/2 pounds potatoes
  • 1/2 cup onion (finely chopped)
  • Kosher salt (to taste)
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for hashbrowns
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  2. Peel the potatoes and shred using the large shredding holes on a box grater. Or use the shredding disk of a food processor.

    Peel the potatoes
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  3. Rinse the shredded potatoes and then squeeze or press them to remove excess moisture.

    Rinse potatoes
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  4. Combine the potatoes with the finely chopped onion.

    Combine potatoes with onions
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  5. Heat the butter and oil in a large heavy skillet over medium heat. 

    Heat the butter
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  6. When butter and oil are hot, add the potato and onion mixture. Sprinkle the potatoes lightly with salt and pepper. Using a spatula, press them down firmly; do not stir the potatoes. 

    Put in skillet
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  7. When the bottom is golden brown, turn the potatoes carefully (you might have to turn them in sections) and brown the other side. 

    Browning hashbrowns
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  8. The hash browns may be kept warm in a 200 F oven until it's time to serve them.

    Brown hashbrowns
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  9. Serve and enjoy!


  • The best potatoes for crispy hash browns are high starch baking potatoes, but if you want hash browns that stick together a bit better, use moderate starch Yukon Gold or low starch red-skinned potatoes.